London mourns a prominent double bass

London mourns a prominent double bass


norman lebrecht

September 02, 2020

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the death today of its former principal double bass, Rinat Ibragimov.

Rinat, who was 60, suffered a stroke six years ago and was unable to play since.

Raised in Moscow, he was principal at the Bolshoi before joining the LSO in 1995.

He is survived by his wife Lutsia, son Timur and daughter, the violinist Alina Ibragimova.



  • Straussian says:

    Surely you meant “stroke”… My condolences to his family.

  • Axl says:

    Oh nooo!! A huge loss for the bass world! RIP Mr. Ibragimov and thank you for all wonderful performances!!

  • Qwerty1234 says:

    One of the great double bass players of all time. rest well, Rinat. You are loved and admired by so many!

  • That is sad.
    There are also several wonderful YouTubes of him performing some nearly forgotten but none-the-less impressive bass concertos of the repertoire.

  • Grazia Davini says:

    Rinat was not only a great artist, he was a great man. It will be missed in our hearts.

  • Karl says:

    May he rest in peace.

  • M2N2K says:

    It is so very sad to lose such an outstanding talent so indecently early. Я надеюсь что даже в этот тяжелый час Люция сможет принять искреннее соболезнование и наилучшие пожелания от бывшего обитателя комнаты 530 (если память мне не изменяет). Stay strong and find comfort in music and in your children – not necessarily in that order.

  • Leo Doherty says:

    A fantastic musician. Condolences to his family and friends.

  • DoubleBass Mum says:

    A virtuoso who brought brilliance to the double bass world……fantastic youtube recordings. A very sad loss of an amazing musician who has died far too young.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Norman, I believe the stroke happened 7 years ago, in January 2013. Anyway, it is an immense and irreplaceable loss for the music world…

  • Vladislav Soyfer says:

    He was my friend. As a tribute to his memory, my translation from Chinese.

    to pei di

    by wang wei

    we don’t see each other

    we don’t see each other for a long time…

    from day to day going to the spring head

    I always remember united hand in hand

    hand in hand is rooted in a single heart

    I sigh again our sleeves suddenly part…

    remembering each other today it will be this way

    longing for each other is deep… not deep… who can say…

  • Zbigniew Borowicz says:

    I studied with the same professor as Rinat – E.A. Kolosov at the P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow. Here is my homage to Rinat :

  • Zbigniew Borowicz says:

    R.I.P. Rinat.
    I studied with the same professor as Rinat – E.A. Kolosov at the P.I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow. Here is my homage to Rinat :